My original trolling fly series inspired by the properties of Arctic Fox Fur as a tying material. It makes a supple and durable fly with unparalleled action when trolled. This fur is naturally white which allows for a rainbow of color possibilities from earth tones to hot colors.
The second generation fox fur pattern. This style has proven to be my most popular. Tube flies are the most versatile patterns in that hooks can be changed, multiple flies can be stacked, or beads and spinners can be added, the possibilities are endless.
Jay developed his flies and his unique trolling system in the 1960’s at Eagle Lake California. A lightly dressed marabou pattern that dances in the water.
THE "SALMON SERIES"
This series has been a hit from the warm salt waters off Baja California Mexico up through the cold salmon waters of the Pacific Northwest. These are versatile salt water baitfish imitations that have the flash to attract sport fish from great distances. They have a dynamic action when fished with a large “ACTION DISC”.
THE "SMELT FLY"
This is a modified “Gray Ghost” pattern. I have added modern Ultra Violet materials to update this classic New England pattern from the 1800s. A good all-around bait fish pattern, it excels as a smelt imitation.
A classic salt water bait fish fly for stripers in the salt off the East Coast or in the brackish water of the California delta. By offering it with a stinger hook it does double duty for anglers targeting Chinook salmon which attack their prey from the rear.
THE "MATUKA FLY"
This unique design from New Zealand has a great minnow profile and a supple tail for movement. I still carry it in small sizes for casting with a fly rod but I have up-scaled it for trolling.